Kellie Pickler's Dad, Clyde "Bo" Pickler Jr Passed Away

Our thoughts and prayers are with our North Carolina sweetheart, Kellie Pickler. We've noticed a few post circulating Facebook that share the extremely sad news that Kellie Pickler's Dad, Clyde "Bo" Pickler Jr has passed away. We don't have many details, but per the Facebook posts, his death does seem unexpected. Kellie Pickler has credited her Dad when it comes to "life skills." In an appearance on 'The View' back in 2012 she said, "He spent a lot of time teaching me how to fend for myself. He taught me life skills. I know how to survive and make something from nothing and he taught me how to do that."

We want to respect Kellie's privacy at this time. We will release more information once more details are available. For the time being, please keep Kellie, her family and their friends in your thoughts and prayers.